Art at the Heart of Education


The Michener Art Museum is a wonderful place for families and friends to spend time together. The arts experiences offered at the museum are accessible to all.

The Michener Art Museum offers need-based scholarships for art classes and summer camps to eligible kids and teens in the community. Scholarships are good for one year pending availability of sufficient funds, and include a one-year household membership to the Museum. This membership will enable awardees’ families to share the excitement of the Museum with their children with free admission, discounts on classes and events, and invitations to members’ previews and special programs. Scholarship funds may also be available for schools, Scout troops, camps, or other organizations working with underserved communities, Special Populations, or diverse learners.

Scholarships at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.

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To help a local child attend an art class or summer camp this year, please call 215.340.9800 x115 or e-mail Andrea Thompson

Scholarship Endowments

The Robert V. Nesi Education Award was established in 2002 in memory of Robert V. Nesi, son of Daniel and Polly Nesi. In addition, Isaac Witkin’s Waif’s Anchors (1986) was donated in memory of Robert V. Nesi by his family in 2008.

The Michener Art Museum Volunteer Scholarship for Art Education Endowment was established in 2013, thanks to the generosity of Museum volunteers.

The Holly Berry Huynh Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created in February 2013. Holly Berry Huynh was an active, enthusiastic, and creative participant in the Michener Art Museum’s summer camp program from 2010-2012. Her life was tragically cut short in November 2012, when she was 9 years old. Ongoing individual donations will keep Holly’s inspiration and spirit alive in the Education Center at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

The Doris Weiss Education Gallery Endowment was created in December 2016. It was founded by long-term volunteer and active Michener community member Doris Weiss. She always felt that the Education Gallery at the Michener was the perfect “doorway to the future” for student artists. Her generosity and spirit will help the Michener award four scholarships per year for an exemplary student exhibiting work in the Education Gallery.

For more information about educational initiatives that might benefit from your support, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director/Senior Director of Advancement at 215.340.9800 x161 or

For specific information about art classes, summer camps, scholarships, or instructors, please call 215.340.9800 x115 or email Andrea Thompson

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